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Old 09-10-2008, 04:56 PM
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well i went to the park moabi meet this last weekend and i towed my 21 trailer out there and when i would go up a little grade the truck really struggled ....would slow down to 45 mph and thats with the pedal all the way down ....and its not even that heavy of a trailer so my question is what could it be i am puzzled ?
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Old 09-10-2008, 05:16 PM
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how much boost were ya making???
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how much boost were ya making???
well when it would down shift it would boost around 25 and then it would slowly come down to 10 and the truck would slow down and be real sluggish....
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Did the trans down shift?
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I missed that part sorry.
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How bout your fuel filters?
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Did the trans down shift?
yeah as soon as the little grade would start and i mean little to the point you cant tell that your really going up but you are .....the trans would down shift and then the truck would start to slow down then i give more go pedal and nothing ...it would even downshift again .....rpms would be at almost 3000 and about 10 lbs of boost and only going 45 mph ....watching everyone pass me up
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ditto on the filters... they will suck the life outta the motor... starves it for fuel thus no go......
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How bout your fuel filters?
the filters could use a change .......but if they were that dirty could it really make it struggle that much
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the filters could use a change .......but if they were that dirty could it really make it struggle that much
yeah dirty filters can rob alot of power. Are you running a tuner at all?
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